Livingstone Shire

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Livingstone Shire Council area

Employment by industry (Census)

Education and Training is the largest employer in the Livingstone Shire Council area, making up 12.3% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Livingstone Shire Council area regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Livingstone Shire Council area.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, the Livingstone Shire Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Livingstone Shire Council area20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. QueenslandNumber%. Queensland2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6106.92.85957.32.7+15
Mining1982.22.31662.02.6+32
Manufacturing5916.66.07319.08.4-140
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services460.51.1430.51.2+3
Construction7969.08.98029.89.0-6
Wholesale Trade1391.62.61561.93.6-17
Retail Trade95310.79.995611.710.7-3
Accommodation and Food Services95010.77.497111.97.0-21
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2132.45.12032.55.2+10
Information Media and Telecommunications470.51.2360.41.2+11
Financial and Insurance Services1021.12.51151.42.7-13
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1721.92.01602.01.8+12
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3003.46.23203.96.5-20
Administrative and Support Services2813.23.52002.53.2+81
Public Administration and Safety7108.06.55807.16.7+130
Education and Training1,09412.39.07909.77.9+304
Health Care and Social Assistance8529.613.07439.111.9+109
Arts and Recreation Services1131.31.61071.31.4+6
Other Services3824.33.92853.53.9+97
Industry not classified3413.84.31892.32.4+152
Total persons8,890100.0100.08,159100.0100.0+731

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts.

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Livingstone Shire Council area in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Education and Training (1,094 people or 12.3%)
  • Retail Trade (953 people or 10.7%)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (950 people or 10.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 2,997 people in total or 33.7% of the local workers.

In comparison, Queensland employed 9.0% in Education and Training; 9.9% in Retail Trade and 7.4% in Accommodation and Food Services.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Livingstone Shire Council area and Queensland were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.9% compared to 2.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (9.6% compared to 13.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Accommodation and Food Services (10.7% compared to 7.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (12.3% compared to 9.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Livingstone Shire Council area were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+304 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+152 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (-140 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+130 local workers)

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